President Kenyatta’s final say on revenue allocation


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President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Thursday addressed the controversial Revenue allocation proposal by Governors saying that the National Government does not have money.

Speaking during the memorial service of the late Peter Kenneth’s mother, President Uhuru Kenyatta urged the Governors to use the available resources given unto them.

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He continued by saying that the aggrieved parties will not be given what they did not saw but instead use the one allocated to them.

“You cannot eat what you have not sowed. We want our Counties to work but if you claim what is not there where will it come from?” Said, President Uhuru.

Also read: Peter Kenneth mourns the death of his mother

The National Treasury has come under heavy criticism by the Council of Governors on revenue sharing criteria between the National Government and the county government.

Filing a request at the Supreme Court to advice on the issue, CJ David Maraga called on both parties to hold dialogue as it is a matter of the legislature.

Also read: President Uhuru makes an impromptu visit to Embakasi ICD

He, however, promised to work on it if need be but insisted both parties come with a solution to the problem.

Currently, the Senate proposed counties to be allocated Ksh 335 billion while the National government stood at Ksh 310 billion.

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Berryl Achieng
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